H Pylori is Associated with Sjogren’s Syndrome...

There is a correlation between H pylori infection and Sjogren’s Syndrome (SS). Patients with SS are more likely to have H pylori infection than patients with other connective tissue disorders. Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disease (meaning the immune system attacks tissues within our bodies). In this disease, the autoimmune reaction is against the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva. The majoriy of Sjogren’s sufferers are women and the condition often has its onset in patients’ late forties, suggesting a possible role for hormonal changes that occur around this time of life. In on study, serum antibody titers...